Wow what is going ON in the world lately?! Ashley Turton, former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro and wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton, was found dead in her car early this morning after a deadly fire. Read on for details. Prayers with her family and loved ones in this time!
(GG) – Turton worked as a lobbyist for the Raleigh, N.C.-based utility giant Progress Energy.
According to the D.C. Fire and Metropolitan Police departments, Turtonâ€™s car was discovered ablaze in a row house garage, presumably the Turton home, in the 800 block of A Street Southeast near Eastern Market.
Metropolitan Police Lt. Nicholas Breul said there is a joint investigation into the cause of the accident. Homicide detectives have been called to the scene.
â€œThis could be just a tragic freak accident,â€ Breul said. â€œAnd thatâ€™s why weâ€™re crossing our iâ€™s and dotting our tâ€™s because it is a little freaky, and we need to figure out why. But there is no indication now that there was any crime.â€
Neighbors said the fire started about 5 a.m. Breul said fire officials were at the scene two minutes after neighbors dialed 911. When the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered Turtonâ€™s body inside the car.